Out of Sight (USA, 1998 )

The story is based on an Elmore Leonard novel. George Clooney stars as a clever bank robber pursuing a big score, but unable to forget the US Marshall (Jennifer Lopez) who shared a trunk with him after an escape from prison. Is she going after the gang or him? Steven Soderbergh directed it with a great cast: Don Cheadle, Dennis Farina, Albert Brooks and Ving Rhames. A timelessly good story, well acted.

 Tell No One (France, 2006 )

A taut French mystery from a novel by Harlan Coben. An intriguing story about a man whose wife was killed 8 years earlier. An e-mail leads him to believe she’s still alive. Unpredictable with lots of twists and the French touch.

 Im’pact (USA 1949)

A good police investigation about a man left for dead by his wife’s lover. Complications set in when the lover takes off in the man’s car and crashes into an oil truck. It’s engaging. I’m always impressed with these older movies. A good story and acting is all you need. Not a lot of special effects or 20 minutes of credits. Maybe, two pages to list the cast. So simple, so inexpensive and so entertaining!

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